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Week in Review: December 3, 2021

Hacks & Wonks

Release Date: 12/04/2021

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Today on the show, the oft quoted Doug Trumm, Executive Director of The Urbanist, joins Crystal to discuss the widespread popular support for pedestrian only streets and protected bike lanes and bus lanes in Seattle, the precinct-level turnout results from the 2021 election, whether Bellevue will actually be ready for the business boom that it has long courted, the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision to make no decision on redistricting, and the Kshama Sawant recall election (ballots are due Tuesday, December 7th). 

 

As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com.

Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today’s co-host, Doug Trumm, at @dmtrumm. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com.

Resources

“Pedestrian Streets, Protected Bike Lanes, and Bus Lanes are Popular, NPI Poll Shows” by Natalie Bicknell Argerious from The Urbanisthttps://www.theurbanist.org/2021/11/18/pedestrian-streets-protected-bike-lanes-and-bus-lanes-are-popular-npi-poll-shows/#comment-28490 

 

“Despite Its Bluster, Bellevue Is Ill-Prepared for Amazon Boom” by Doug Trumm from The Urbanisthttps://www.theurbanist.org/2021/01/15/despite-its-bluster-bellevue-is-ill-prepared-for-amazon-boom/ 

 

“WA Supreme Court decides not to get involved in redistricting” by Melissa Santos from Crosscuthttps://crosscut.com/politics/2021/12/wa-supreme-court-decides-not-get-involved-redistricting 

 

“Critics call for reform of WA redistricting process after commission failure” by Melissa Santos from Crosscuthttps://crosscut.com/politics/2021/11/critics-call-reform-wa-redistricting-process-after-commission-failure 

 

“Strong early turnout in Sawant recall with one week of voting to go” from the Capitol Hill Seattle Bloghttps://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2021/11/strong-early-turnout-in-sawant-recall-with-one-week-of-voting-to-go/ 

 

"Everything You Need to Know About the Sawant Recall" by Hannah Krieg from The Strangerhttps://www.thestranger.com/slog/2021/11/09/62713074/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-sawant-recall

 

“The Recall Sawant debate” from the Capitol Hill Seattle Bloghttps://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2021/11/the-recall-sawant-debate/ 

 

“Nearly $1M pours in from each side in Seattle Councilmember Sawant’s recall” by Sarah Grace Taylor from The Seattle Timeshttps://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/nearly-1m-pours-in-from-each-side-in-seattle-councilmember-sawants-recall/ 

 

 

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